(IX) Frank J., son of John B. Esty, was born in Seneca, October 6, 1858. He was educated in the public schools of Geneva, and at Lima Academy, New York. He worked with his father on the farm during his boyhood and youth. Afterward he was clerk in a general store at Orleans, New York, for two years. He has resided in the township of Phelps since 1891, and is engaged in general farming and horse breeding. He has been active in public affairs and since 1905 has been justice of the peace and member of the town board by virtue of that office. For two years he has been president of the Esty Family Association, which has held reunions in this section. He is a trustee and treasurer of the board of education. In politics he is a Republican; and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Seneca Castle and one of the board of trustees. He is treasurer of Castle Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and has been master.

He married, December 25, 1883, Ella A. Warner, of Hopewell, New York, daughter of Daniel T. and Rebecca (Witter) Warner. Children: Frank Murray, born in Seneca, November 27, 1884; Clara Belle, July 9, 1888, married J. E. King. of Hopewell; Carl W., October 3, 1891 ; Ruth E., June z8, 1897; Nellie M., July 7, 1899.